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>>> this morning on "first look," secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. details ahead. >>> looking over the fiscal cliff, is a last second deal even possible? >> kim kardashian and kanye west expecting a baby. new year's eve preps and the new york giants open their hearts to the families of newtown, connecticut. >>> very good morning. nice to see you this morning. we begin with secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from a consuggestion so suffered earlier this month. she's being treated with blood thinners and doctors will northern the medication over the next two days. the 65-year-old clinton fell and suffered a concussion when she fainted while home alone in mid-december as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. she planned to return network this week. it's crunch time on capitol hill. senate and house negotiators have a few crucial hours to come up with a compromise to avert the looming fina
will be here. also, "new york times" columnist frank bruni and nbc white house correspondent, chuck todd. also, the lives they live. this sunday's "new york times" magazine profiles the memorable people and in some cases places that we lost in 2012. john kelly joins us for a look back at those who passed. >>> up next, mike allen with the "politico playbook." first is dylan drier tracking the winter storm. >> this storm is a big one. it affected the whole eastern third of the country for several days right through that all-important holiday for travelers. that certainly did wreak havoc on the airports. we ended up with more than a foot of snow in some areas, especially back into ohio, pennsylvania and new york state. granby, connecticut, picked up six inches before it changed over to rain. we saw winds gusting up near hurricane-force strength in brick, new jersey. 74-mile-per-hour wind gusts. most of the eastern seaboard did see gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour. this storm is still lingering across northern new england where winter storm warnings and advisories are still in effect. heaviest
that in the people who are speaking out and those who are not, there's a shift in attitudes, as the "new york times" puts in their headline today, i think will be lasting. i don't know how any -- there are several networks, not just ours, having trouble finding pro gun advocates to speak out because there's really nothing to say at this point. can you think of anything in your political career, where something has happened and you realize you just can't take -- >> 9/11. 9/11 happened and there were a lot of conservatives after 9/11 very wary, very suspicious of federal government expansion, expansion of powers. and i'm one of them. that afterwards, you're like, okay, if the tsa wants to be intrusive, let the tsa be intrusive. if we have to do things that make me uncomfortable, as a small government conservative. fine. this is really, this is a domestic version of 9/11, where everything changed. >> everything did change. one thing joe manchin said yesterday, after he talked about his transformation and the way he thinks about guns and gun rights, was that the president needs to move quickly on this
as top republicans have been silent. >>> tragedy in western new york. a gunman lures firefighters into a deadly trap on christmas eve, shocking the nation. >> we're being shot at, multiple firemen down. multiple firemen shot. i am shot. i think he used an assault rifle. >> just days after the deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut, the fight over gun rights and mental health treatment rages on. >>> getting nowhere fast, the winter storm system that spawned tornados across the south on christmas is now heading east, bringing with it blizzard conditions and travel misery for many. the highs and lows of 2012, a look back at some of the most memorable presidential moments of this election year. >>> president obama and senate members will be here in washington tomorrow, but we'll be hearing crickets on the house floor. nbc news has learned the republican leadership has not given representatives the 48-hour notice to return to work, another sign of inaction on the fiscal cliff front. joining me now for our daily fix, mr. jonathan capehart, msnbc contributor and "washington post" editor
for their own political short term. >> "new york times" is talking about the urgency issue in all of this, and lacking urgency that we have witnessed. they say, yeah, with days left before the fiscal punch lands, both sides are exhibiting little sense of urgency. rather than to foster progress. perry is that the biggest thing, the primaries moving out of this and how everything looks back? >> i think there are two things going on. the first is democrats generally feel they won a man dade. they're not backing down -- the second thing is the primary issue. you have members of congress say last week there was a proposal to raise taxes, and a lot of republicans said i can't vote for that, a million only tax increase. they were worried about primaries. that's driving this in a very strong way. >>> there are people in washington, d.c. that will tell us this is how it all happens. congressman tom cole appeared with luke russert on "the daily rundown." i want to play what he had to say. >> he had the complete support of everybody for plan b, and so this is a tactical debate and discussion, it's n
on the receiving end before. >> reporter: but can also come full circle. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> and now for a look at your holiday travel forecast we turn to nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. so did you get your christmas shopping done? >> i got most of it done. there's a part of my family i won't see until after christmas so, you know, i did decide to push that off. then i'll hit up all the after-christmas sales. >> so you're excused. >> right. >> you're going to save some money after. >> we just moved. we're surrounded by boxes right now. it's been a little overwhelming but, hey, at least it is christmas time. the music is playing all over the radio and it certainly gets you into the spirit. and, in fact, oklahoma will get into the christmas spirit when you wake up to a bunch of snow on the ground tomorrow morning. there is the chance we could end up with some areas in oklahoma and northern arkansas picking up five to six inches of snow. it hasn't snowed on christmas day in little rock, arkansas, since 1926. so certainly a nice thing for the kids to wake up to tomorrow morn
basically used as target practice for this person in webster, new york. two were shot and killed on christmas eve in upstate new york. there's the suspect right there. william spangler spent time in prison for murdering his grandmother. he shouldn't be access to weapons at all. police say that he left a note behind saying he was doing what he liked to do best, killing. they think in the burned remains to find his sister. they have found human remains but they haven't said whether or not it is his spangler's sister or lot. lynn, the fact that we're talking about this, do we do it now through the prism of newtown? he had also a weapon, the ar-15 rifle, one of the weapons that spangler used. do we look at it through the prism of newtown? >> newtown, virginia tech, columbine, northern illinois shootings, how many more do we need? so, you know, it's been said that newtown now might be the so-called tipping point. the -- i don't see yet and this will be an issue for the new congress coming in, because i can't imagine anything done in the lame duck session. what if i were wrong, that wo
of the century. five young men convicted of a heinous assault in new york's central park. the only problem sfwh they didn't do it. >>> once a juvenile is broken down, you can basically tell him anything. and, you know, they fed me the names. >> my interview with the central park five, a powerful story of injustice and fighting for what's right. you're watching po ining "polit nation" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at hi victor! mom? i know you got to go in a minute but this is a real quick meal, that's perfect for two! campbell's chunky beef with country vegetables, poured over rice! [ male announcer ] campbell
. ask that is an incredible idea. i am here in washington and my fellow cyclists are up in new york, it doesn't matter where you are this holiday week. you are probably talking about the nasty weather. that's what we are talking about here too. weather channel meteorologist karl parker takes his turn in the cycle. next. . >>> developing now, a massive post christmas weather mess is sweeping across the country. hundreds of flights have been canceled from the midwest to the northeast. mother nature is fliing into next. carl parker is live from the weather channel headquarters in atlanta. it's not been a picnic down there either. >> it's been a long period that we have been watching the storm. it will continue to be in our hair for a couple of days, but only a windy rain storm for the most part. let's take a look at where it is and show you what's going on with the system. we are watching this intense area of low pressure and big feed of moisture along the east side of that area of low pressure. that is driving in warmer air and so it's again going to be a rain storm. there will be qui
there will be two funerals today. jack pinto l be at 1:00. he was a junior wrestler and a fan of the new york giants. noah pozner, was the youngest victim, he was described as inquisitive. >>> we're learning more about what happened on friday and the desperate efforts to are try to stay as many children as possible. justice correspondent pete williams has those details. >> reporter: the hour fig consequences begin friday morning when adam lanza takes hundreds of rounds of ammunition from his gun enthusiast mother and uses one of them to kill her, nancy lanza, shooting her several times. before leaving, he damages his computer. investigators are trying to retrieve what was stored. before 9:30, he loads the guns and ammunition into his mother's car and drives to sandy hook elementary school. a place he knows from his childhood. >> he had a relationship to the school, had attended there, at least that's what i'm led to believe. but beyond that, we really don't know a whole lot. >> reporter: relatives said that his mother once volunteered there. he's carrying two handguns and a bushmaster ar-15 style ri
movement? joining my discussion is jonathan westin, executive director for new york communities for change, and d k director of fast food forward. jonathan, a kind of local strike here in new york, a fast food workers and talk to me about what the strategy was around that. >> so probably a month ago now, hundreds of workers all across new york city went out on strike, and from mcdonald's to burger king to wendy's, to yum brands and kind of a mu multicorporation strike that workers went out on, and based on the fact that workers are continually paid poverty wages that keep them in poverty while they are still working. >> full time. >> people wish they could get the full-time hours, but they get the part-time hours and the $7.25 minimum wage pay and they cannot afford the rent and barely food, and sometimes they c cannot afford the take the train to work, so they walk miles to work, and it is winter and cold out now, and this is what people are going through everyday in the low-wage jobs, and also in walmart and the other industries in the economy that we are becoming. >> so if i'm a labor
, to re-examine our vision and the strategies and capabilities required for success." >>> "the new york times" reports "game change" co-authors mark halperin and joe hileman have signed on to write a new book about this year's election. the title, "double down: game change 2012." and like the last book that chronicles the obama/mccain campaign, this will eventually be turned into a show on hbo. >>> as more states move to decriminalize marijuana, you can add one more name to the list of people who think that is an idea worth exploring. that would be former president jimmy carter. >> i'm in favor of it. i think it's okay. i think we could watch and see what happens in the state of washington, for instance, around seattle, and let the american government and let the american people see, does it cause a serious problem or not. all drugs were decriminalized in portugal about ten years ago, and the use of drugs has gone down dramatically. >>> elsewhere, you have heard stephen colbert's name mentioned, we think in jest, as the next senator from south carolina. well, his potential colleague, jo
gun violence and congressman elect hakeen jeffreys of new york. today, he was appointed to the house judiciary committee which is expected to take up the issue of gun control early next year. thank you both for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend. >> thank you, reverend sharpton. >> father, why haven't we done more to combat gun violence in this country? >> i think the number one issue is the primary victim of gun violence across america, including chicago, is black and brown. and why black and brown continues to be the victim, america stepped back and said that's an inner city problem. so there hasn't been the out rage. this is a human problem. this is an american problem, as you've said, that we ought to be embarrassed by in this country. that we're trying to bring peace around the country, across the world and not doing it at home. and there's not been out rage. elected officials in congress because we've been duped by an nra who has continued to fear us. guns make money. they are making money off the lives of black and brown children. >> congressman elect jeffreys, you've
. phillips'. >>> the opening bell just rang on wall street. you see numbers at the new york national guard there for that wonderful occasion to get their picture taken opening up the markets. the market is opening slightly higher following president obama's announcement that he would cut his vacation short to deal with fiscal cliff negotiations. hoping that the real estate market would bolster the economy in 2013. we are learning that holiday sales this year were the weakest since 2008. they had a grim outlook for a fiscal cliff deal and the impact of the tragedy in newtown. on the radar this morning, chilling details in the christmas eve firefighter ambush. we could find out soon who will be saying aloha to the senate and a broken record in the house of representatives. new details out of webster, new york. william spangler set a car and house on fire and ambushed firefighters, opening fire on them as they arrive on the scene. police found a note he left behind saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and do what i like doing best, killing people. a convicted felon who spent 17 year
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. the event included the lighting of candles on a 90-year-old menorah from a new york temple that was flooded by superstorm sandy sandy. >>> and just a spectacular light show to show you. it's going on right now as the earth passes through the tail of an asteroid. it's the peek of the annual meteor shower. you may be able to see it as many as 160 of them. they'll be streaking across the sky. pop your head out when you get a chance. >>> now for the friday morning markets. the dow opens the 13,170 after falling 74 points on thursday. s&p was down 9. the nasdaq lost 21. taking a look at overseas trading, the nikkei was down 5 points but the hang seng climbed 160. as fiscal cliff talks continue to drive markets today a new citigroup survey finds an even split on whether congress will reach that agreement on a tax and spending deal before the end of the year. >>> elsewhere, sprint/nextel's offers a $2 million offer to buy clearwire sent the stocks soaring thursday. >>> in other deal news, yahoo! seems to be interested in acquiring the up and coming news app summly, which was apparently launched by
was struck by when i read the names in the black box on the front page of the "new york times". you had three types of people. you had women. you had teachers. you had children. that's a pretty good base, a foundation for a real serious movement, and i think that, you know, on the other hand, i was watching "meet the press" with diane finestein, but some of the things she said was you see where the temz of the deal already are. they talk about the assault weapons ban that they're working on, that she's working on, and it exempts, she noted, as a virtue of the bill that it exempts 900 specific types of guns, and you see something like that, and you're, like, that's the bill that we're hoping for, you know? that's where things are right now, and that is, you know -- i don't think that's going to be the things that keeps kids safe in schools. >> we can do better than that. to go back to joy's point, the nra is a paper tiger. i come from the second largest nra membership state in the union. pennsylvania has more nra members than any state other than texas. i won three statewide elections by 10%,
in new york city. cnbc producer green took this picture. in saks you could hear a pin drop during a 60% sale going into saturday. now, i was in that very store last week. i have never been in fax fifth avenue during christmas time in manhattan. if that is slow, i would hate to see what busy is, thomas. back to you. >> jane, thanks so much. >>> coming up, mitt romney's son, tag, with some very curious comments about his father's run for president. plus, on the defense. another one of the president's potential cabinet nominees being criticized by republicans and the democrats. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's
no intention of running. sfoo right now at least. and a might of 1,000 rock stars in new york city. the boss, paul mccartney, bon jovi, billy joel, alicia keys, among others, all coming together to raise money for hurricane sandy victims. keep fans rocking well past midnight. ♪ ♪ who says you can't go home there's only one place they call you one of their own a hometown boy born a rolling stone ♪ >> and a late night for those of you watching at home. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live many washington. we're another step closer to the cliff, but still far from a deal. our nbc news-wall street journal poll shows that both sides of the aisle are going to catch a lot of heat if there isn't a compromise. joining me now for our daily fix, chris and managing editor post and nbc news senior political editor mark murray. thanks to both of where you. both of you have been writing about the poll, absorbing the poll, looking at all the details. first to you. what is your biggest take-away about the warning signs for a politician in both parties if they don't reach a deal? >> well, fir
. >>> in buffalo, new york, a white christmas for the record books has now become a state of emergency. dig out from 17 feet of snow in just 5 days. >>> last couple of days were pretty awful around here weatherwise. a beautiful friday morning heading into the weekend. but there still could be mystery ahead weather wise. nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. >> we're going to see some snow as we get -- as we go into this weekend. saturday, the storm is still back across louisiana, but it's going to move through the mid-atlantic and eventually offshore, it's not a big storm, but we're looking at some snow, there's a chance we could end up i would say, 1 to 3 inches. most widespread totals that will come across with this storm. along the coastline, the south, especially the eastern tip of long island, mostly rain. just west a little bit, that's the area where we could see three, five-inch reports. today looks just fine. lots of sunshine across the northeast. a little chilly. temperatures today should top out in the mid to upper 30s. brian? >> you solved the mystery it's going to be pink, purple and ligh
-- i believe it was up to new york to meet with donors. i would expect you'll see more of that in terms of his conversations with donors and other influentials within the party and i'm sure he's going about the process of counting volts. you have j.c. watts, kind of former congressman, out there kind of seemingly testing the walters. i think the pressure is certainly on chairman priebus. i think he's got to go and make a case for a vision for the party. one of the things that i give my former boss, howard dean, former vermont governor chairman of the party credit for is he came in as chairman and said here's my vision for how he we organize our party from the grassroots up. itch heard that kind of talk from priebus. that's the kind-vision i think you need to hear. >> karen finney, senator katon dawson, a big thanks to both of you on this saturday afternoon. katon, if it happens we expect you to come back on and announce it on this air. have a great saturday. ten seconds. go. ten seconds. go. >> the rnc race, that's one i've been in before. rens priebus is a friend. he's got it. that's a
medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. >>> good morning, from new york. i'm chris hayes. a draft of egypt's new constitution will be delivered to president mohamed morsi today. private first class bradley manning accused of leaking classified documents to wikileaks will return to court in fort meade maryland. right now i'm joined by richard a renberg. allen frumin who retired as parliamentarian of the u.s. senate last year. this is his first interview since then. akil amar and sterling professor of law at yale law school. and msnbc contributor, victoria defrancesco soto. great to have you all here. all right. if president obama wants to get anything done in his second term, democrats in the senate will have to overcome one major obstacle, the filibuster. since democrats took control of both chambers of congress in 2007, republicans have used the filibuster as a bludgeon against them to pass basic legislation. the senate bills that actually passed has dropped from just over 25% to a record low of 2.8% this year. the rate held steady at 10% through the cli
, detroit, and new york. some of the 84 million drivers were traveling this holiday season also faced treacherous roads, snow and ice may continue to be problem today in the northeast. places like upstate new york and pennsylvania and west virginia. there's good news for drivers. take a look at this. right now the national for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.24. that's much less than a month ago when the average was about $3.43. but it is about the same as a year ago. tens of millions of americans travel over the next few days, the travel conditions seem to be improving at least when compared to earlier in the week. alex? >> all right. appreciate that live report. we are going to get a look now at the forecast around the country. nbc meteorologist dylan dryer is here with more on that. i know we have a mess in the mess. >> mess in the west and middle of the country with snow all through the week. now we are actually looking at that storm finally pulling away. we had some flight delays in the northeast. mostly because of wind earlier this morning. those now are starting to improve.
that down, the flow of weapons into camden, philly, new york, new haich, that flow of weapons into these streets, many of them coming to the south where they have secondary markets that are thriving, they would stop and dry up. so on the local level, this is what mayors get so frustrated about. we are pouring incredible amounts of money, almost my entire property tax base, forget about the resz of government, is being used for public safety purposes. plr police, more cameras. i'm doing everything right now, i've got a woman with a caliber, she were melting down seize ds weapons and selling them as jewelry in order to get money for more gun buy backs. you name it, id am trying it. but without state and federal laws changes, many mayors are fighting an uphill battle and won't be able to stop the levels of violence in america to the extent that we want. this is a moment and it neepds leadership to seize it at every leflt of government. >> you hooked me up with a link. >> caliber is the name of it. >>. >> it just hit me. right there. >> a ghood percentage of the profits are going
in this country over gun control. president obama promising once again, quote, meaningful action. new york city mayor, a staunch gun control advocate, michael bloomberg who endorsed president obama for presidency, says the issue is his now. >> the president campaigned in '08 on a gun control began, and the only legislation that the president has signed since then, one is the right to carry a gun in national parks where our kids play, and one is the right to carry guns on amtrak. i assume that's to stop the rash of train robberies which stopped back in the 1800s. >> joining me now is jonathan -- i want to put a null screen here, this is from the president of the brady center, and he said this in part, i won't read everything there, but he said in part, we genuinely believe this one is different. it's different because no decent human being can look at a tragedy like this and be outraged by the fact that it can happen in our nation and because this time we're really poised to harness that outrage and create a focused exchange. we know that the outrage and the sadness unfortunately, it will dissip
may see problems thanks to another storm system and also problems in upstate new york and pennsylvania perhaps with new snowfall there. and air travel today is improving, aaa, they say it will be a busy few days for holiday travelers, and they have forecast about 93 million total travelers, the vast majority of those will be by car, 84 million, and those that are driving this holiday season, they are getting a little good news, gas prices are actually down from a month ago. $3.24 a gallon unleaded. air travel moving pretty well in atlanta today. a different story than what we've seen the past couple of days. alex. >> good luck maneuvering the traffic behind you there. people pulling up for their flights. thank you, gabe gutierrez. > >>> alex, we are watching this huge storm finally start to pull away. on the back side, wind gusts across the northeast, perhaps to top out at 30 to 40 miles per hour. could create flight delays later on today. in the meantime, as far as precipitation is concerned, most of it off lake ontario, lake-effect snow in effect all day today throughout portions of
essential to continuing to get our economy turned around and focus on job creation. >> "the new york times" reporting today that negotiations are now down to just two people. the president, the house speaker. we know that some senate democrats dispute this. what do you think about this point with regard to the negotiations and who's in the room? >> i know that the president and his advisers are focused on making sure that in the discussions that they have with both the house and the senate that whatever plan they agree to includes a balanced approach. one that's fair to the middle class and one whose math makes sense and reaches the size of the duff sit reduction we need that doesn't balance all the pain on the backs of the middle class and that makes sure that we have suspending cuts and revenue. when it comes to entitlement reform, we have an opportunity to add another hundreds of billions of dollars in savings like in the affordable care act which added eight years of solvency to medicare. we have a chance to do that well. >> whether you say entitlement reform, are you talking about rai
. >> secretary of state hillary clinton remains hospitalized in new york city this hour with a blood clot which her office says stemmed from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. clinton will be evaluated over the next 48 hours and is taking blood thinners to reduce the close, the location of which has not been revealed. her hospitalization is likely to further delay her testimony before congress on the benghazi attack, a key demand of senate republicans. today a new senate report on benghazi heaped more blame on the state department's security procedures. president obama acknowledged lapsed that the white house would take immediate steps to resolve. he rejected criticism that he would let his u.n. ambassador twisting in the wind, susan rice, instead of training fire on republicans. >> information a politically motivated attack on her. she probably had the least to do with the attack on benghazi. why she was targeted individually for the kind of attacks that she was subjected to is -- it was puzzling to me. >> the process also seems to be playing out with one of obama's top picks to l
. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ >>> on christmas, one day after a man in new york set the house he lived in with his sister on fire, the local police chief announced the gunman's sister is likely a third victim of homicide. we knew the gunman's sister was missing, she and the gunman lived in the house together were not on good terms. their mother lived there too until she died in october. human remains were found in the home. police believe they are those of the shooter's sister, who was in her late '60s. in the 19780s he was convicted of killing his 92-year-old grandmother and is a convicted felon. he was not supposed to be in possession of firearms, among the weapons used by a shooter was a bush master assault rifle. that sounds familiar, it is the same weapon used in the 14509ings newtown connecticut. neither obtained their guns illeg illegally. we're trying to figure out how to stop these massacres, one is far too many, and they seem to be a terrifyingly regular occurrence in our country. still, these horrific events shock us so deeply because they remain rare.
of the dysfunction within the republican party but there's an article on the front page of the "new york times" that suggests that speaker boehner is actually in a stronger position in his caucus than when he was elected two years ago. how is he doing, do you think? >> well, i think he's in a stronger position because republicans feel like they're in a weaker position. i think a lot of republicans who might prefer a different leader don't feel they have the luxury of that right now. in fact, even congressman kantor and others, who boehner didn't think he could count on the last time around, are being supportive. republicans are trying to calculate how much they have to give in now and is there a way to fall back with the idea of being able to move ahead in a more aggressive way next year. that's why you saw the president in a very preemptive way trying to rule out the idea of tying talks to next february to raising the debt ceiling. >> alan simpson, the co-chair of the president's deficit commission, was on the "today" show this morning and he said all this talk about either side being able to
on newtown. approximately an hour and a half outside of new york city, newtown, connecticut, is a small commuter town locateded in fairfield kocounty. it is a predominantly middle-class white community with approximately 30,000 people. they have several schools and synagogues and churches and it has a rotary club and basketball league like many other towns, but yesterday, as many of you know, newtown became the latest statistic of what is a disturbing pattern of mass gun violence. a gunman opened up fire against schoolchildren and staff at sandy hook elementary and killing at latest count 20 children and 6 adults. the president addressed the nation yesterday in response to the tragedy. >> as a country, we have been through this too many times, whether it is an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street coroner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. >> the newtown police continued to update throughout the day and night. >> we will leave no stone unturned as w
in a task force against gun violence in new york city right now where we've allotted $5 million to go towards gun violence prevention. in atlanta, they had to shake off the violence campaign where they're working in schools. reverend charles williams has been working on this issue. we have been engaged for many years in dealing with this. >> let me ask you this. you come as the executive director for us with a personal commitment because in our communities of minorities, we have a disproportionate problem of assault weapons and many of it coming from members of our own community. and you've personally had to deal with this? >> well, absolutely. my son's father was murder in the third degreered ten years ago at the hands of an illegal weapon. and i also deal with victims through my work on a consistent basis. >> i've been working recently with the mother of floyd morgan and his moether and 10-year-old sister. there's a real human side and we cannot allow politics to get in the way and money that is being sent all around. that is the real, only meaningful contribution that the nra and o
the proceeds are going to help sandy victims in new york, new jersey, and connecticut. >>> all right. now here's your first look at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." barbara waltered asked chris christie a question you may have had on your mind. >> there are people who say that you couldn't be president because you're so heavy. what do you say to them? >> that's ridiculous. i mean that's ridiculous. >> well, an unpaid 18-year-old intern for bob menendez is arrested after it was learned that intern was an undocumented immigrant and registered sex offender. immigration officials deny reports of the arrest were delayed until after election day. >>> for the first time ever, our nbc news/"wall street journal" poll finds that a majority of americans favor same-sex marriage. >>> the mitt romney campaign ad about jeep manufacturing being outsourced to china has been declared the lie of the year. >>> and finally, new mexico senator jeff bigaman went on the colbert report and you can say stretched the truth a bit. >> we know the house of representative is a bunch of losers compared you to guy
. and there's already article. a "new york times" article today about michael cooper about what will happen with the gun debate. we've had sorts of stories written after abby gifford was shot. it seems like something has changed but maybe it's because of the moral obscenity that it's so past anything conceivable. and so, i wanted to trace for a moment, as we're thinking about where the white house is going to be on the. everyone is talking about the president, where the president has been in the past. what the trajectory of his stance on this issue is. he's moved in one direction and quite directionally without much wavering back and forth. as a young politician he was in the area of the country with some of the strictest gun safety regime in the country and incredible political constituency for that. he was a strong advocate. in 1996, when running for state senate illinois when asked, do you support legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns and he answered, yes." later a staff in 2007 of his campaign told politico a staff member had answered that question for him
this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. >>> good morning from new york. i'm chris hayes. the associated press is reporting egypt's top court is expected to rule on the new constitution after thousands of morsi supporters showed up to protest outside the court. killing three afghan soldiers and three civilians. right now, i want to start with the story of the week. the tax man cometh. the main thing between president obama and congress over the fiscal curb is the unraveling of the con sen sense. glover nor quis managed to get every single republican running for office from school boards up to president, signing a pledge that reads, i pledge to taxpayers to one, oppose any and all efforts to increase the income tax rates for individuals and or businesses and two, oppose any net reduction or elimination of reductions in credits unless matched dollar for dollar. his pledge has been useful to the republican party for a number of reasons. first, it led the republican party to push tax policies that move hundreds of billions of dollars into the bank accounts of wealthy people.
of radio. the founder of the new york arab american comedy festival. elan james white is a blogger and friend of nerdland and molly, a writer and co-host of radio dispatch. nice to have you all here. >> thank you. >> thank you for having us. >> we did have a good time as a team going through everything that happened during 2011. jaime, what was your favorite moment of 2012? >> you after commercial saying that was clint eastwood talking to a chair. my second -- first of all, so i don't forget, i have to sort of stick up for ron paul quickly. i'm not one of those guys, but i did like that ron paul was the only candidate that wanted to end the wars and he talked about the war on drugs. he was so crazy on other things. >> he wanted to end the war except the war on people without insurance in the hospital. >> or people who don't have -- so, because of all that stuff, i kind of have this fantasy where ron paul and obama would do an '80s movie body switch where they learn a lesson. obama is like we should end the war on drugs and ron paul is like i don't hate women. my favorite moment was
would think the nightly news or any news organization whether "the new york times" and say wait a minute, this is so freaking far out. this kind of claim goes back to at least joan mccarthy. but at least the specificity of it. and that somehow -- some people believe there are 81 communists in the democratic party. some don't agree. let's hear for the pros and the cons here. >> one of my favorites was when rick santorum insisted that president kennedy's religious speech in houston put religion out of the public sphere and made him want to throw up. not one reporter who reported that remark went to google -- and i did -- looked at that speech and said as a matter of fact he talks about the role of religion. he talks about the priests in his life. so it's sort of like you're just -- i understand that on deadline it could be difficult, but you're just allowed to spew this stuff and people don't even sometimes use the basic tools of journalism to say really? is that what president kennedy said? >> the best line in that speech which may be kennedy's best speech was the interest here is not wha
-in vote getter told "the new york times" that politics has lost his luster, even in small towns. oh, gee, i wonder why. thank you, washington. but it's also a story, an interesting story about unemployment. you have a job available, one that only pays a hundred bucks a month, and nobody wants it. and that in this economy is very, very rare. a job nobody will take. for most available jobs, there are lines out the door of qualified applicants. and that is the most important fact about not just the economy, but about what is happening in washington right now, as we speak. the biggest deal, the biggest problem with a deal that has not been struck in congress is coming up next. >>> i want to get out of washington here for a minute. ti i want to show you the blaring headline today over the "tennessean" newspaper, the big newspaper in nashville, tennessee. 30,000 tennesseans will lose unemployment benefits with that fiscal cliff deal. 30,000. here is a headline at ktvn in nevada. unemployment insurance recipients notified benefits may end. nearly 25,000 nevadans were notified this week that the
regulations. mayor bloomberg of new york told me couple of weeks ago on this program, that ought to be your number one agenda item. you know how hard this is. do you have the stomach for the political fight for new gun control laws? >> you know, david, i think anybody who was up in newtown, who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands that something fundamental in america has to change. and all of us have to do some soul-searching, including me as president. that we allow a situation in which 20 precious, small children are getting gunned down in a classroom. and i've been very clear that an assault rifle ban, banning these high-capacity clips, background checks, that they're a set of issues that i have historically supported and will continue to support. >> can you get it done? >> so the question is, are we going to be able to have a national conversation and move something through congress? i'd like to get it done in the first year. i will put forward a very specific proposal based on the recommendations that joe biden's task force is putting together as we speak. an
-old in new york city? >> joey scarborough! happy 25th birthday! joey scarborough. >> i tried. can't help you. >> try it again. >> happy 25th birthday, joey scarborough. love you very much. if it is way too early, what time is it? >> it is time for "morning joe." >>> but right now it is time for our old pal chuck todd. >>> all or nothing at all. this could be it, the day where we will know if a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is truly within reach or totally lost. we have never been closer and yet boehner is looking for votes, only for a plan b. >>> vice president biden gets tapped to lead an administration wide effort to figure out what the government can do to prevent another tragedy like the shooting in connecticut. is washington ready for a fight over guns that no one thought would happen? >>> blast from the past. find out what michael dukakis has to say about the idea of being a u.s. senator once john kerry becomes officially the next secretary of state. being a little bit coy. could he run? here comes the new. >>> good morning from washington. it is wednesday, december 19th, 2012. this i
." first, why are the folks at "new york magazine" comparing sarah palin to groucho marx? well, it has something to do with this famous groucho line. i don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member. here is palin weighing in on "time" magazine's selection of president obama for person of the year. >> time magazine i think there's some irrelevancy there to tell you the truth. consider their list of the most influential people 234 the country and in the world, some who have made that list, yours truly. that ought to tell you something right there. >> that ought to tell you something right there. there's the groucho connection. she can't be on board with the pick because they considered her back in 2008. >>> humor columnist andy borough wits went in a different direction saying mitt romney could be person of the year if the year was 1912. he wrote a man of the year spoof. quote, even though his quest for the presidency was unsuccess 68, mr. romney's ideas about foreign policy, taxation, wealth inequality, and women's rights typified the years 1912 as no one else has. mr
as part of the fiscal cliff deal. look at the numbers from the "new york times" to see why. there are 234 house republican there's this 113th congress. 85% of them won re-election easily with at least 55% of the vote. and almost all were re-elect we'd the promise not to raise taxes. so what is their obligation to their voters and can john boehner make a switch palatable? i'm joined now by former ohio governor ted strickland and former campaign manager for mike huckabee chip satsman. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do the lawmakers owe their constituents on the promise not to raise tax she's. >> i think they owe the country. good governance. and obviously every member of congress has an obligation to their particular district and their particular constituents, but they also have a larger obligation, i believe, to the well-being of the country as a total. and so we are in a situation where some difficult decisions have to be made, but i believe the well being of the country must take precedent over every other consideration. >> of course, chip, a lot of those constituents don't think
. that continues to be the discussion. i want to throw up something from "the new york times" here. this is, this is, this is is a headline from "the new york times." even if republicans were to agree to mr. obama's core demand that the top marginal income rates return to the clinton-era levels of 36%, 39.6% after december 21st, the article goes on to say, the additional revenue would be only about a quarter of the $1.6 trillion that mr. obama wants to collect over ten years. why should republicans agree do that. if it's not going to generate enough revenue, congressman? >> well, it's a down payment on the deal. we want to make sure that middle class taxes don't go up by $2,000 january 1st. that's something that i feel the president feels, republicans and democrats should agree on. that's what we can realistically get done in the next few weeks. a straight up or down vote on the senate bill. we have a discharge petition to bring it to the floor of the house to renew the middle class tax cuts. this will continue in terms of figuring out how to balance the budget. but in the meantime, let's n
. >> tonight, in new york city, welcome to "politics nation" second annual revvie awards. it's the best and the worst in politics, 2012. look, all the big stars are on the red carpet. donald trump is in the unreality show category. paul ryan's pumped and ready to go. what's with the hat there? >> and what's an awards show without this guy. he survived a really rough year and he's looking just great tonight. the evening is about to get started. so take a seat before clint eastwood yells at it. sit back and enjoy the show. without further adieu, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your master of ceremonies and the host of "politics nation," the reverend al sharpton. >> good evening. and welcome to "the revvie awards." i'm al sharpton and the host of this evening's festivities. it's a big night and we'll be giving out awards for the high and low points of politics in 2012. to do that, we have a star-studded cast of judges. all looking very elegant this evening, i might say. let's get right to it. let's go right to the first cat goir. let's get started with the best performer in the thrill
is waiting in the wings if scott brown doesn't run? >> he ran for governor of new york and more power to him if he he can pull it off but national republicans and the money thinks he has the best shot. >> thank you both for joining me tonight. coming up, our final update or the year. on the kind fund. i'll read some of the comments that you have left about it. in the rewrite tonight i can understand why the guys in the vatican are so wrong about marriage. so if it fair that we expect them to understand the first think about it? they have no excuse for not understanding socialism. and they live in one now. they are all together in tonight's rewrite that is coming up. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night
basketball game there and it's across the street from the studios in new york. stalemate and gridlock. call it what you will, but with washington five days away from falling off the cliff, had this become the new normal the senior editor from the national view. welcome and thank you so much. i top the play a cliff that we had yesterday on the report. it was interesting to see where the crisis has gone. >> it's not a cliff, but more like a slope. it's on january 20th. it's retro actively with the spending and i don't think there was any great impact. not too much. >> we had this two months back and forth. if we don't hit this january 1st deadline, the minds would be right and the world is collapsing. chicken little full on. there seems to be this conventional wisdom that we can get into january and all the way to the 10th. is that practical? >> if you are looking at signs that there is not going to be a deal, both sides are talking about how it would be. the only thing that forces a deal to be made before the deadline is if the marks went crazy and it was a sign that something had to be done
. but on the other side, the "new york times" says today that boehner has consolidated his grip on republicans in the house. the times says many house republicans appear to view mr. boehner with the same sort of respect that a dark children award their parents for the sage counsel they ignored in their younger days. many members realize they have little choice left but to support him. for those few that palin is referring to, there's a collision course here in the republican party. >> that's right. and part of that reason is because they can count. they can count and they also have -- they can count into the future. they have 18 months. and 18 months is not a long way off. and people have spoken in significant numbers that if you have the same ideology, the same extremists -- and that's the other thing that we should watch -- who replaces demint in south carolina? it will be interesting to see if it will be someone as extreme as demint was or someone more moderate. i would say that you were 100% right. there is a civil war going on among the leadership. remember, the leader used to brag about
. joining me now john harwood cnbc's chief washington correspondent and political writer for the "new york times" and nancy cook, economics correspondent for the national journal. okay. wow. a big night last night. john, let's talk about the impact on the economy. this is not the debt ceiling. this is not sort of our credit rating will immediately drop. but wall street seemed to have thought for a while that, okay. they're going to talk and talk. >> so did i. >> and i did too. a deal is in the offing. now that a deal may not be in the offing, what's the impact on the economy, broadly? >> well, we saw the market futures go down last night. we expect a down day in the markets today. the decline hasn't been quite as steep as some people expected. but you do see a potential hit for confidence if it's not worked out. it's not set that we're not going to -- that we're going over the cliff. in fact, i think there is a significant chance that either a medium deal or a very minimalist deal just kicking the can down the road for a couple months passes. but i do think that the more times we have thes
with a set of concrete proposals and new york governor andrew cuomo said thursday he'll push for a new package of gun safety legislation including conmiss skags or mandatory sale of residents' guns to the state. that idea sounds impractical, consider that that was already done in australia. after a mass shooting in that country killed 35 people in 1996, australia's national firearms' act effectively banned assault weapons. the guns were banned and the buy-back program was kpucompuls. they decide after the law took effect the gun homicide rate in that country dropped by 42%. you should also know that 11 gun massacres occurred in the decade before awe stral yee national firearms act and there have been zero mass shootings since, according to the study published in 2009. of course, can that kind of proven policy response is not your thing, there's those like wayne la pierre that have different ideas like packing public schools with armed security officers, a notion so far afield the neerk post, owned by the right-wing but pro gun safety, require perth murdoch printed this page yesterday f
and professor at the state university of new york and author of the book the politics of gun control. thank you all for joining me. professor, i like to start off with you. senator from west virginia was one of the first nra supporter who is came out earlier this week and said that something needed to change. he is now saying i am not supporting a ban on anything. i am supporting a conversation on everything. he went on to say i can't say yes or no to any of these things. senator praised at the beginning of the week and at this point saying i am not supporting a ban on anything and said he was proud of the nra for offering to have a statement here on friday. is this what you talk about when you refer to the politics of gun control in this country. this gamesmanship as it seems? >> sure. gamesmanship is part of the political process. it teams to me that the senator is holding his cards close to his vest. he doesn't want to be in a position to say yes, he support this is or opposes that. there is no good reason for him to offer policy matters until vice president biden's commission delivered the
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